If you need a loft conversion in your home which will open up the maximum amount of space available from the top storey, then a Mansard conversion is often the best option. Bigger Homes are experts at creating exceptional living spaces and have years of experience in the build of Mansard loft conversions in your area. To learn more about the potential of this type of project in your own home, contact us today to book your FREE, no obligation consultation.

What is a Mansard Conversion?

From all the types of loft conversions available, a Mansard conversion usually produces the greatest results in terms of living space. This type of project changes the structure of an inwardly sloping roof to an almost straight 72% angle. The benefit of this structural change is to significantly open up the amount of space available within your accommodation. In fact, many Mansard loft conversions Essex solutions have the potential to support multi-room configurations such as two bedrooms and a bathroom.

What Style of Windows Fit A Mansard Conversion?

When you convert your loft space, you’ll want to be certain that the top floor still benefits from natural light. Mansard loft conversions make this easy, as windows are typically integrated as small dormers into the new structure. Depending on the design of your Mansard conversion, a Juliet balcony can often be supported too for a truly stylish finish.

What Types of Properties Can Benefit From Mansard Loft Conversions?

Mansard loft conversions have the advantage of being suitable for a variety of housing stock. This means that you can truly create your own dream home so long as you have access to the roof space in the property. Whether you live in a built-up area, or in a quiet rural location, your Mansard conversion will entirely transform your property, adding plenty of value to the resell price too.

Will Planning Permission Be Required?

Unlike the majority of other loft conversion types which often fall within permitted development, your average Mansard conversion usually requires formal planning permission. This is due to the extensive structural changes you’ll be making to the property, which will also need to meet Building Regulations approval. However, it’s fair to say that local planning authorities can vary in terms of their requirements, so it’s always best practice to contact the appropriate body to learn more about their planning policy before commencing any works.

Is A Mansard Loft Conversion Good Value for Money?

Due to the complexities and construction required in this type of project, a Mansard loft conversion is often more expensive than other attic builds. However, the value that this conversion will add to your property’s resell value as well as the benefits of extending your home’s interior make this a truly appealing project for many homeowners. Your Mansard conversion will usually be significantly cheaper than the costs of moving to a new house to gain an extra bedroom for example.

To find out exactly how much a Mansard conversion project would cost in your property, please book your FREE consultation with Bigger Homes today on 01268 553648 or fill out our Loft Conversions calculator form to receive a quick quote.



Will I need planning permission for a mansard loft conversion?
Many loft conversion projects fall within the scope of permitted development, however, due to the size and structural complexity of Mansard loft conversions, they usually require planning permission as well as Building Regulations approval. Local authorities can vary in terms of what they need in place for you to proceed. Getting approval may depend on whether any other roofs in your row have been extended so take a look at any changes your neighbours may have already made to the roofline on your street. Your best course of action is to speak to Bigger Homes and allow us to liaise with the necessary third parties to get the plans in place for your Mansard conversion project.

What are the main differences between a mansard and a dormer conversion?

Mansard and dormer projects are at opposite ends of the budget spectrum for loft conversions, with mansards being the more expensive. However, if you’re looking to maximise the usable square footage of your home, and add head height too, then you can’t get better than a mansard. Unlike dormer conversions, mansard roofs are extremely unlikely to fall within your permitted development rights. However, they can look much sleeker and integrated from the ground.

Could a mansard loft conversion add value to a property?
Mansard roof extensions are often the most expensive type of loft conversion you can opt for. So naturally you’ll want to know if you’ll see the value of the design and build back in your property’s resell value. The good news is that Mansard loft conversions offer the most potential for gaining extra space, and when turned into a bedroom and en-suite bathroom combination, they can often fetch an additional 20% to the value of your home. Besides the financial value they can provide, Mansard conversions can also prevent you from the need to move home to gain the space you need. This means you can invest your money straight back into your property, instead of paying the costs associated with moving including conveyancing, surveyors and removal companies.